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Federal (USV)


George Tapper

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 16 year old farm hand on the Joseph Sutton place in Kent County, DE. He enlisted in Wilmington giving his age as 19 about 12 June 1861 and mustered there as a Private in Company E, 2nd Delaware Infantry on 1 July.

On the Campaign

He was killed by a gunshot to his head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1844 in ENGLAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4250]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30840]